New Balance New Canaan announces the eighth annual All Out For Autism 5K Run/Walk 2016 will be held on Friday, Aug. 26 in New Canaan. Proceeds will help build a playground with accessible features at the New Canaan YMCA for children with all abilities to enjoy.

Participants and Supporters of the race have helped raise $25,000 to date, allowing the installation of an Omnispin Spinner offering children of all abilities sensory stimulation and encouraging interactive play. In addition, a We-Saw providing a new and accessible take on the traditional See-Saw.

Funds raised from the 2016 Race will help in purchasing interactive sand tables and a new accessible swing, creating a welcoming environment within the YMCA playground for children with special needs.

The race will begin and end at New Balance (128 Main St.), with the course running through downtown New Canaan.

The event will kick off at 6:00 p.m. with exciting pre-race entertainment.

A quarter-mile Kid’s Fun Run will take place at 6:15 p.m. followed by the 5K course open to runners and walkers at 6:30 p.m. Awards and festivities will take place after the race.

Register at www.alloutforautism.org

Sponsors to date include Bankwell of New Canaan, Joe’s Pizza, Rosie’s, C&H Auto, School of Rock New Canaan, New Canaan HealthFare, Walter Stewarts, Karl Chevrolet,William Raveis New Canaan, The Racing Times and Darien Sport Shop.

To join them and support please contact PJ Marcella at 860-559-2524 or call or visit New Balance New Canaan,128 Main Street, 203-801-0050.

All Out For Autism began in 2009 as a collaboration between New Balance owners Ron and Tina Rosenfeld, and SPED*NET, to extend their mission of health and fitness into the special needs community. Come join the fun and fitness and show your support for this wonderful cause.